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sacrifice in afghanistan. he lost his hand picking up an insurgent's grenade to save two fellow soldiers. risking his life netted petry an invitation to the white house where he was saluted for his courage and bestowed the honor of becoming the only second living serviceman to be awarded the medal of honor since the vietnam war. i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. we're off to a quiet start on this wednesday morning. the humidity has come down since yesterday afternoon. under partly cloudy skies, 84 downtown. 74 in parkton. a warm start for us. we will stake into the low 90's with a mixture of sunshine and clouds. -- we will sneak into the low 90's. we have better news in the picture as we head towards the end of the week. >> thank you. 75 degrees on tv hill. a presidential hopeful announces he will retire to focus on the campaign. >> police are still looking for a suspect in the abduction of a boy. a motive is becoming more clear. >> high-stak
in may 2008. afghanistan, his seventh tour of duty. these pictures from before he found out what he was made of. with the true sign of that today being a ceremony, a certain discomfort at the attention. >> to be singled out is very humbling. >> reporter: perhaps, yes, for a kid who used to get into fights and who almost failed in high school. but who out there picked up a live enemy grenade to toss it away to save his comrades. it cost him his right hand. but he's alive, rare for medal of honor winners who usually are honored posthumously. but there's also this. leroy petrie decided he's not done. and when he reenlisted he took the oath with his right hand. his new one. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> you know the med of a of honor was given yesterday on the award's 149th anniversary. president lincoln signed the medal of honor act in 1862. >> also he's now been assigned to a military base near tacoma, washington, where he's going to help other war veterans as well to transition back into everyday civilian life which is really difficult for a lot of veterans. >> still keeps on
. leroy petary was part of an operation in 2008 to take down a al qaeda leader in afghanistan. he was hit with fire in both legs but he radioed for help and launch add grenade -- launch add grenade to give -- launched a grenade to give cover to another comrade. >> whenever you have a chance or opportunity to thank them shake their hand, give them a pat on the back for the job they've done because they've earned it. that's the great (exĂ­ reward to any -- that any service -- greatest reward any service member can get is a thank you. >> congratulations to him. it's 6:45. time to take another look at weather. another very hot one but we have some break coming. >> yes, we do. in fact, that is our lead headline. >> it is. can i just feel your headline, sir. >> it's okay. we'll show you the weather headlines for today. yes, you are exactly right, sarah. there's a break coming, not today. you know what? today is going to be different than yesterday. it's not going to be as hot. still hot but not as hot. but we do have a break coming. a front moves
of honor recipient. >> willie, so many guys that have been in that situation, iraq and afghanistan and you are involved in helping some of them. we met some of them a couple weeks back. >> yes, a group called operation men. guys severely burned in ied explosions. the thing that strikes you with them and staff sergeant petry, they want to go back. >> they all want to go back. >> they want to get back and be with their brothers. sergeant petry eight deployments. he went back after losing his hand. he went back to fight. >> we have been talking, not just this morning but days on end about what's going on in washington with the debt ceiling. sergeant petry just said something about the men and women he served with having their bodies stole from them. it's an exact quote. they have something else stolen from them. it's full recovery. it's assistance for traumatic brain injuries down the road for decades to come. we have to pay for these things. >> we do. >> they better bear down in washington, 10% as much as sergeant petry, bear down. >> it's going to be a long, long haul for the young men and
to the funeral, the head of the province in afghanistan nearly escaped another attack. wally karzai was shot to death yesterday by a close confidant. the white house will work with afghan authorities to investigate the killing. overnight, democrat janice hahn becomes the new congresswoman elect and defeated craig huey with 55% of the vote in a tight race. the two were running in a special election for congresswoman jane harmon's seat. she left earlier this year to go work for a washington think tank. memorial services continue today for former first lady betty ford. >> former president george w. bush, nancy reagan, michelle obama, hillary clinton, rosalynn carter and maria shriver among the dignitaries paying their respects in palm desert, california yesterday. mrs. ford will be laid to rest next to her husband, president gerald ford in grand rapids, michigan tomorrow. former first lady barbara bush, former vice president dick cheney and his wife lyn expected to attend memorial services there. the nation's highest honor awarded to army sergeant first class leroy petri at the white house. he
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